2004 2ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

Grapes Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Saint Julien
Classification 2ème Cru Classé
ABV 13%

Much dumber on the nose than Langoa, much more Cabernet in character. Thick and serious. Dense yet fresh in expression. Fruitcake, black fruit, spice, indivisible. Lovely dry structure filled with fruit, great intensity of flavour and length. Layered and full of interest as it unfolds on the palate. Another really good Barton. Rating: 93 L&S (Apr 2005)

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Delicately meaty black fruits nose with coffee tones. Hints of that St-Julien elegance and lift. On the firm side but a classic profile that is still evolving. Drinking range: 2014 - 2020 Rating: 87-87 Decanter Magazine(Sep 2014)

This is an impressively endowed vin de garde that should age effortlessly for 20-30 years. How Anthony Barton continues to fashion uncompromisingly primordial Bordeaux that are always among the biggest and densest of all the St.-Juliens is beyond me, but he does it year in and year out. Moreover, when it's time to set the price, he appears to have the consumer foremost in his mind. The 2004 is a classic Leoville-Barton meant for long aging. Concentrated, with loads of smoke, creme de cassis, forest floor, and earthy notes emerge from this impressive, but oh, so backward wine. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030+. Rating: 92+ Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 2008)

Bright red-ruby. Deep aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, leather, smoke and flowers. Dense but juicy, with lovely finesse and flavor intensity. Notes of mocha, chocolate and leather linger nicely on the lively finish, which features substantial but rather fine tannins. This is excellent. Rating: 91-91 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar(May 2007)

Quite deep crimson. Some sweet oak on the nose. A little bit raw then very loose on the palate with slightly fake cherry jam flavours. Tannins very fine. A lot of work in the chai, I think. But ultimately not the noblest expression of either appellation or vintage. Drink 2010-16 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - 2005)

A lovely wine with a pretty balance of fruit and ripe tannins. Full-bodied yet refined. Silky and beautiful, with blackberry and mineral character. Gorgeous for the vintage. You have to like this. Very close to 92-94. Rating: 89-91 James Suckling, The Wine Spectator(Apr 2005)

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